Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
628 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Please see the 12Z aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions will prevail the next 24 hours, except for MAF
where brief MVFR ceilings are possible during the first few hours
of the forecast period. Winds will generally remain S/SE, with
light winds this morning increasing this afternoon/evening, with
gusts to 20-25kt possible at area terminals. FST will likely see
gusty winds continue through the night, however, gusts are
expected to diminish elsewhere after 29/06Z.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 409 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017 by National
Weather Service SAN ANGELO TX/

DISCUSSION...
Upper level ridge centered over Baja will extend across the area
the next several days. An upper trough moving off the NW today
will swing across the plains Thursday and Friday but have little
effect on the region. By the weekend center of the ridge expected
to shift to the Southern Rockies. Overall, expect warming
temperatures and decreasing rain chances.

Going near but just a little under guidance today, but it will be
warmer as area begins to dry out from recent rain. Hotter and
drier conditions expected as 850mb temps climb above 30C by
Thursday. Still looking at a weak cold front moving into the area
Friday but latest models not taking it all the way through hanging
it up instead. Not expecting much rain from this front, but maybe
a few degrees cooler for northern half of the area Saturday. Above
normal temperatures will continue into next week but most highs
expected to be under 100.

Will have a slight chance of thunderstorms over/near the Davis
Mountains today with a lower chance extending up along the higher
elevations to the Guadalupes. Not much precipitation expected
through Friday with only low rain chances in the extended.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     95  72 103  75 /  10   0   0   0
Carlsbad                      102  67 105  68 /  10   0   0   0
Dryden                         97  74 102  75 /  10  10   0   0
Fort Stockton                  97  73 104  74 /  10  10   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 96  68  96  65 /  10   0   0   0
Hobbs                          96  65 102  67 /  10   0   0   0
Marfa                          92  59  97  62 /  20  10   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           96  73 104  74 /  10   0   0   0
Odessa                         96  73 104  73 /  10   0   0   0
Wink                          101  71 105  70 /  10   0   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

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